If it's called religion and philosophy, it's not restricted to those that have any one particular belief set. And I bet I was banned for not chosing sides.
I seem to be generally staying away from those lately. Excepting for making one of my occasional, brilliant, whimsical comments now and again, I seem to have lost interest.
"mrcheese Sorry, this user has been banned from HubPages."
HP is busy this morning....
Ah those anonymous mods! I wonder if any of them are religious? If so, they should not be allowed to moderate the religious forums as this is definitely a conflict of interest. Personally, I think they should have to identify themselves when they place any kind of ban on a member, otherwise they have free rein to ban those they don't personally agree with. I'll bet there wouldn't be so many forum bans if they had to place their names on them. Let's vote on it!
I don't think we're dealing with religious bias on this one. Maybe just an exposed sock puppet.
Perhaps you are correct, but just saying from my own experience with the mods, they should have to own up to their actions if they feel justified in making them. Facing one's accusers is the backbone of law in this country, despite private businesses being allowed to circumvent this old and tested belief. Why shouldn't they have to make themselves known if what they do is on the up and up and they feel right about it? Otherwise, it tends to make them seem afraid to face those they are judging.
I vote yes to making them have to identify themselves when such action is taken. If they are right then they will gain respect for their actions, if not...then they will continue to hide behind the protection of HP's apron.
I don't know. We get pretty harsh with our posts sometimes. I got banned once. I believed the guy whose chain I was jerking was joking too. If not, he probably felt my ban was justified. If he was serious, then I'd have to agree with him. I can't see anything gained by HP moderators identifying themselves each time they ban.
So they should not be held accountable for their actions as they hold us? Then simply accept whatever they decide to do then. If there is room for abuse it will certainly be filled.
I was called a racist by a believer--something I abhor since I've witnessed so much racism here in the deep south--naturally I called him a liar and got banned for it while he--the liar, got off scott free even though I reported his vicious insult towards me when the nameless mod informed me of my ban. Now, tell me the mods are fair and unbiased.
I don't know. I get the impression the moderators zone in on one comment, without taking the entire conversation into account. But I don't pay that much attention. If you got banned for pointing out an obvious lie I suspect you were a victim of bias.
So long as they are applying the rules reasonably I don't care who does it. Some of the people who get banned are nuts and I wouldn't want to open a mod to stalking.
Oh, I thought they got paid for doing their jobs. What a bad situation we would be in if all businesses used this same excuse. "I'm sorry, someone--we don't feel you deserve to know who--claimed you said something and THEY decided to interpret it in the worst possible way. They may be wrong but, too bad for you!" :LOL:
Oh, they are afraid of being bothered for doing something wrong? Isn't this what we experience when we are banned? I was "mistakenly banned" for several days during the controversial "Elite" thread not long ago. Finally when others began to ask why I received a rather pathetic apology from "someone" and reinstated. I'd give a pretty penny to know who it was who "mistakenly banned me. And how does this happen? Do you honestly believe one of the HP hall monitors accidentally pressed the wrong button? Give me a break!
I am assuming the moderators zoom in on those that are flagged by users of the forum. I imagine starting a bunch of useless threads that are basically just insulting everyone can get you banned.
If people take it like adults and not make a big deal about it they are back before they know it. Creating a number of sock puppet accounts to keep whining about it will get you banned for a longer period of time. A lot of people have been banned from 24 hours to 3 months or longer, people of all beliefs.
Yes, I have been banned a couple of times
I warned you about calling people doo-doo heads
Ha! Good for you, Susan! I've just gained a bit more respect for you than I already had.
They get paid for doing their jobs and they are doing them. Problems with the rules should be taken to management. That's who is "accountable" for anything that happens at their behest.
Ultimately we are not the ones they are accountable to. We decide whether to participate or not. IMHO, they seem to stick to the stated rules fairly closely. I am pretty annoying and have managed to avoid bannination simply by not calling anyone a poopyhead.
You've been lucky then. I got banned for offering a fellow hubber a soda cracker!
Sorry, I have no respect whatsoever for the anonymous moderators. I like to know who is judging my words and what their agenda is. We have no idea who is making the call on some of these ridiculous bans nor what their personal beliefs are. Let them man-up to their decisions like we have to if they want to be respected. If they are afraid they will be bothered, then they need to find another job where their actions do not involve them being accountable.
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